Teachersí Own Identities Concocting a Potion to Treat the Syndrome of Doctor Jekyll and Edward Hyde in Teachers

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  • Héctor Manuel Serna Dimas Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana

Keywords:

identity, voice, community of practitioners, teachers as intellectuals

Abstract


The search for teachers' own identities in a world that has shadowed their nature and their role in society is the purpose of this paper. The author uses the narrative of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to illustrate how teachers' conflicting views of who they are as professionals and what they do in classrooms bring about a series of tensions that can only be resolved by the opening of teaching education programs whose main foundations strive for the recognition of teachers as intellectuals who require affiliation to a community of practitioners, and whose undertakings will be  geared towards the articulation and voicing of teachers' thinking and  understanding of  their profession beyond the knowledge from the ancillary areas that contribute to teaching, namely, linguistics, psychology and pedagogy.

Received: 27-04-05 / Accepted: 16-08-05

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Serna Dimas, H. M. (2005). Teachersí Own Identities Concocting a Potion to Treat the Syndrome of Doctor Jekyll and Edward Hyde in Teachers. Íkala. 10(1), pp. 43 – 59.

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Author Biography

Héctor Manuel Serna Dimas, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Saint Michael's College. Associate Director at Gimnasio Vermont, Medellín. Full Professor at the Faculty of Education, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana.

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2005-11-25

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Serna Dimas, H. M. (2005). Teachersí Own Identities Concocting a Potion to Treat the Syndrome of Doctor Jekyll and Edward Hyde in Teachers. Íkala, Revista De Lenguaje Y Cultura, 10(1), 43–59. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/ikala/article/view/3050

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